We invite you to renew your 2023 BIRA membership today.
If you haven’t been a member, we invite you to join us.
Hello BIRA Friends and Members!
Another day dawns on Block Island in the photo above. Thanks to Lisa Sprague for sharing her vision!
And thank you for your membership in BIRA and your continuing support. We are already well into 2023! So, with the new year, it is also time to ask you to renew your annual membership in the Block Island Residents Association.
Looking back on 2022…
…through your dues and donations, we continued to support and partner with island organizations that include programs for island students through the Block Island School, the Deer Task Force, Block Island Health Services, the International Student/Worker Program at Harbor Church and Helping Hands.
I’m happy to report that since 2011, BIRA has donated nearly $40,000 to Helping Hands in support of their mission to help feed working residents and families of Block Island who can’t keep adequate food on their tables.
This past spring —as we have done for many years — BIRA helped send a group of 15 students to Washington DC to meet with members of Congress and also participate in a six-day “living classroom” experiencing firsthand how our democracy works.
Earlier this year, we also joined forces with Will Young and several Island conservation organizations including The Nature Conservancy, Block Island Conservancy, The Committee for the Great Salt Pond, Ocean View Foundation & ConserFest, to implement Block Island’s first publicly available electric vehicle charging station.
As BIRA approaches our 70th anniversary year in 2024, it is important to note that while we have been partnering with and supporting numerous island organizations — to help respond to present-day needs, BIRA is also focused on the island’s future.
Beyond monetary donations to these important island organizations and initiatives, your BIRA membership gives you a voice as we continue to advocate for sensible moped reform, stricter enforcement of town ordinances, greater accountability of bars and restaurants for the over consumption and abuse of alcohol, the availability of affordable housing, and more.
Your annual membership is a stake in Block Island’s present and future. We truly need your support and welcome your participation.
Your membership corresponds with the calendar year and individual annual memberships are $50. Enroll or renew your membership online today. Your 2023 membership will be valid from January 1, 2023 thru December 31, 2023.
Thank you in advance.